The Tennessee Valley Authority expects it will cost about $2 billion to excavate leaking coal-ash storage ponds at its Cumberland River power plant, near Nashville.
After Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood experienced extreme foot-deep “sunny-day flooding” because of a king tide, city engineer Bruce Mowry and public-works director Eric Carpenter realized the city’s injection-well drainage system didn’t work.
Flooding from rising sea levels is nothing new to South Carolina’s largest city. In the 1830s, the mayor offered a $100 gold medal to anyone who could come up with a solution. No one ever did.
Odebrecht executives began the task of rebuilding the scandal-ridden Brazilian company’s reputation at its business and engineering conference in New Orleans last month.